Caltagirone, the colorful capital of ceramics

Caltagirone is one of the eight towns of south-eastern Sicily known as the baroque towns of the Val di Noto, which were almost entirely destroyed and rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 and classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. … Continue reading

Top 5 most amazing and unusual Chapels in Italy

1. Cave chapel of Genga (Marche)   In 1971 a group of speleologists from Ancona discovered a complex system of remarkable karst caves in the municipality of Genga. The cave system, known as Frasassi grottos, is the largest in Europe. … Continue reading

Top 10 most unique churches of Italy

1. Multicolored, russian orthodox Church (San Remo, Liguria) The multicolored Russian Orthodox church of Christ the Savior, St. Catherine and St. Seraph was built for the Russian nobility that, following the example of Tsarin Maria Alexandrovna, had chosen the little … Continue reading

In the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano: Andrea Camilleri’s Sicily from Siracusa to Agrigento

Visiting the south-eastern angle of Sicily, from Siracusa to Agrigento is like taking a tour behind the scenes of a movie: the famous television series of inspector Salvo Montalbano. The inspector was created about 15 years ago by the Sicilian … Continue reading